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Carbon copy of the letter "Lt. Robert B. Fulton to Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Fulton, December 18, 1941"
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Fulton, Robert B.. Carbon copy of the letter "Lt. Robert B. Fulton to Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Fulton, December 18, 1941" - Page 1. December 18, 1941. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 17, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/fulton/item/141/show/138.

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Title Carbon copy of the letter "Lt. Robert B. Fulton to Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Fulton, December 18, 1941"
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Fulton, Robert B.
Date December 18, 1941
Description This letter is a carbon copy of a letter titled "Lt. Robert B. Fulton to Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Fulton, December 18, 1941." After the war started, Robert mailed a carbon copy of each letter sent to increase the chance of delivery.
Donor Robert B. Fulton
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Houston (Cruiser : CA-30)
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, American
  • United States Navy-Military life
  • Military officer
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Fulton, Robert B.
  • Fulton, W.L.
Genre (AAT)
  • letters (correspondence)
Language English
Physical Description 1 page typed letter with envelope
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  • image/jpeg
Original Item Location ID 1981-001, Box 7, Folder 4, Item 16
Original Collection Cruiser Houston Collection
Original Collection URL http://archon.lib.uh.edu/?p=collections/controlcard&id=23
Digital Collection Lt. Robert B. Fulton USS Houston Letters
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/fulton
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/special-collections
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Original Collection Cruiser Houston Collection http://archon.lib.uh.edu/?p=collections/controlcard&id=23
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File name cruis_201303_046_001.jpg
Transcript 18 December 1941 Dear Folks, I'm sorry that I haven't been able to get any word to you more quickly, but of course all the mail schedules are out now, ar> the servi e form now on will be pretty bad. Perha ter conditions steady down the service will be more regular* I hope so anyway. Th started with a surprise and shock to most people, I suppose but the acti ns were certainly typical of the Japanese, and indicate how far they can be trust d. The losses at Pearl Harbor are unfortunate but should at least serve to blast p rt country into realizing what we are up against. Since full censorship has now been invoked on both ingoing and outgoing mull aboard ship, there is almost ag I can write of except that I am perfectly well and we are :>ing our best to do our jobs* After having fought mock wars for so many years,t&are are a lot of changes that have to he made in one's t dnking and living habits when the real tuing comes along* We can only hope that it will be a short and decisive war, and that after it is over there will be somebody who will know how to prevent any repetitions of it. Of course we are all following all trie news accounts we can get, but we know virtually nothing that is not released for general publication* We are free to talk of anything that has been given out to the public press or radios so there is no need for you to feel that any of your writings might lead to any difficulties with the censors, I am planning on writing all of my letters in duplicate to increase the chances of one getting through. I will send one copy air mail if I think there is any chance of it getting that service* I don*t any clippers are stiil running or not. I started ik home to you now if it is ever going to reacu you* It had my dress uniforms, my 4 winter coat, a lot of books and a few other things in it. I might be able to get some reimbursement some day, but I don't know* There is one r tiling, and that is I hope you won*t take a lot of these press despatches as being correct, particularly t ,ose which the Japs may originate. I have already heard of some jh would have alarmed you greatly if they had reached you* I hope they did not,as they w< re completely false* I hope that ail of you will have had a happy hristmas, nd that by next year I rill be able to be back* Please take good care of yourselves and don*t worry about me. just have to trust in the Lord that everything is being done for the best. I will keep you inform-ed as much as I can. There are some small cards available for use Instead f writing letters* I will mail one of them whenever there is a chance of the mail getting off, howeve y are not particularly satisfactory, but will at least serve to let you know how I am getting along* I will also write at every opportunity. I don*t know waen I can expect any more mail from you* I am afraid that some of it also the Christmas presents are already lost. Give my love and best wishes to Sarah. I hope that die is getting along well. aces has sufficient allotments voiding in, I ok, to keep her going all right, unlwss some real emergency comes up* Th- Germans and Italians declarations of war made little news here* I hope the t it will not get serious on the East Coast there. If it does I hope t LI of you ill move back to the farm, or somewhere not worth bombing* Take good care of each otiusr, and wrjte w^en you can. c^&^X^Z*^